Forty-two students, five staff members, five professors and five Weber State organizations are in the final running for the 2017 Crystal Crest Awards.
The annual awards honor the best, brightest and most talented among the Weber community in a formal event patterned after the Academy Awards.
The nominees, family, friends and supporters will gather at 7 p.m. on April 15 in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms for the awards gala featuring Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand as the master of ceremonies and evening’s entertainment.
In addition to the 12 categories, for which nominees were interviewed and evaluated by various committees, the evening will include a Presidential Award given by Weber State President Chuck Wight.
The event is free.
The finalists, by category are:
Excellence in Inclusivity
Bret Alexander; Eddie Baxter; Lola Moli; Andrea Salcedo; Hallie Van Patten
Woman of the Year
Bahar Alimadadi; Shaylee Avery; Chelsea Bybee; Jayme Prince; Aubrey Peterson
Man of the Year
Benjamin Bigelow; Cody Brown; Cole Eckhardt; Jeffrey Henry; Parker Hughes
Talent of the Year
Zachary Bliss; Erin Dominguez; Berklee Moss; Natasha Pruhs; Daniel Shaffer
Male Athletic Achievement
Stefan Cooper; Tre’von Johnson; Jason Kearns; Jeremy Senglin; Andrew Vollert
Female Athletic Achievement
Ellie Child; Tawnie Moore; Deeshyra Thomas; Megan Thompson; Aubrey Whitmer
Paige Dilmore; Livvy Gerrish; Rylan Holmberg; Isaac Marshall; Mackenzie Stokes
Scholar of the Year
Marta Alvear Bravo; Jaclyn Bott; Brady Gibson; Ryan Gross; Tanner Telford
Hannah Smith; Marissa Questereit
Registered Organization of the Year
Black Scholars United; Future Educators Association; Latinos in Action; Student Alumni Association; Society of Women Engineers
Friend of Students
Chelsea Burns; Jackie Edwards; Teresa Martinez; Monica Rodriguez Mesa; Betty Sawyer
John Armstrong; Cynthia Beyond; Nicola Corbin; Jeremy Farner; Jean Norman
The Crystal Crest Awards are sponsored by Student Involvement and Leadership.